It was the co-main fight during UFC 253 in Fight Island Saturday evening. A native of Poland, Jan Blachowicz was taking on Dominick Reyes for the light heavyweight title. The winner would be crowned champ in a division that had been dominated by Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for the better part of the past decade.
Reyes was an overwhelming favorite to come out on top after falling to the above-mentioned Jones back in February. Meanwhile, Blachowicz was coming off a huge win over Corey Anderson back in February.
What would give here? Well, Blachowicz answered that late in Round 2.
What a filthy combination of punches to send Reyes into the good night with a second consecutive defeat. He’s now the undisputed champion of the light heavyweight division. Well deserved.
Needless to say, UFC fans around the world had their reactions to this stunning result.